Paige Travis

Paige has always been interested in all things beauty. When she reached the end of secondary school, she had no idea what she wanted to do. She went to a university as she thought that it would be a smart decision. Whilst there, she was working at a salon part-time and found her passion for hairdressing, so she left university to complete an apprenticeship.
“I had always been in love with makeup and beauty, so one day I bit the bullet and decided I was going to do both. That's when I applied as a part-time student at SRA.”
“I chose SRA because I heard so many amazing reviews of it, and the part-time schedule fitted my working hours perfectly. It also helped that I was able to use a student loan to pay for the course as there would have been no other way for me to pay for the course, and honestly, I had the time of my life at SRA. I have made incredible friends which I will have for a long time to come, I was really open to the industry of makeup and I was taught by some incredibly talented tutors who all had strengths from which I could learn.”
“It was not a walk in a park, juggling work, my hairdressing apprenticeship and studying makeup, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. Who doesn't love a challenge in life? It felt so much more rewarding once completing the course.”
In SRA, even while you’re still studying, you’ll get the industry experience first-hand. “I absolutely love the fashion block but the biggest highlight for me was the location shoot. It was such a buzz and it felt amazing to feel like you were in a real, fast paced shoot.”
Paige is currently the head makeup artist at the salon she works at. She participated in some industry awards, Miss Auckland beauty pageant, freelance bridal work, photoshoots and so much more. But she would like to challenge herself more by getting to more competitions and high-end photoshoots. As for her, she doesn’t regret choosing her love for makeup and beauty as she enjoys her job and she constantly feels challenged.